BlizzCon 2018: Orphea Announced for Heroes of the Storm
Blizzard Entertainment surprised all Heroes of the Storm fans at BlizzCon 2018 with the announcement of Orphea, a new champion coming to Heroes of the Storm. Orphea, Heir of Raven Court, is a highly mobile mid-range Assassin born in the Nexus.
Orphea will be joining the roster of Heroes of the Storm on November 13th, and will be free for all BlizzCon 2018 attendants and Virtual Pass owners. The price in HotS gems hasn’t been announced yet, but probably will be the same as the new heroes.
Check out the spotlight video of Orphea, Heir of the Raven Court, featuring some gameplay footage:
Orphea, Heir of Raven Court, is a mischievous, highly mobile Assassin born in the Nexus. On her back, Orphea carries a relic that channels her ancestral magic, wreaking havoc on clumped enemies through intense area-of-effect damage.
Rejecting the dark power her father had begun to consort with, Orphea tried to run away from the Raven Lord’s influence. But after witnessing King’s Crest fall to his machinations, she was convinced she needed to stand and fight. She now vows to protect the innocent–as a Hero of the Nexus.
- Trait: Overflowing Chaos
Hitting an enemy Hero with a Basic Ability grants 1 Chaos. Chaos can stack up to 3 times. While Orphea has Chaos, her Basic Attacks against Heroes consumes all Chaos, dealing 50% increased damage per stack, and healing for 100% of the damage dealt.
- Q: Shadow Waltz
After 0.5 seconds, deal 133 damage to enemies in a line. Hitting a Hero with Shadow Waltz sets its cooldown to 2 seconds, refunds 25 Mana, and causes Orphea to dash a short distance upon moving.
- W: Chomp
After 0.625 seconds, deal 285 damage to nearby enemies in front of Orphea.
- E: Dread
Release a wave of dread that deals 85 damage to enemies hit. Dread erupts 0.75 seconds after reaching the end of its path, dealing 175 damage and Slowing enemies in the area by 25% for 2 seconds.
- R: Eternal Feast
After 1.5 seconds, deal 210 damage in an area. Eternal Feast repeats every 1 second as long as it hits an enemy Hero.
- R: Crushing Jaws
After 1.25 seconds, pulls enemies in an area towards the center, dealing 275 damage and Stunning them for 0.75 seconds.
Along with Orphea, Blizzard is releasing new mounts for Heroes of the Storm called:
- Raven Runner
- Haunted Raven Runner
- Bloodmoon Raven Runner